Lodovicus Guersan prope Commoediam Gallicam Lutetiae Anno 1752
No. of Strings:
Sotheby’s 11/8/05, lot 353 (and unpublished condition report)
Sotheby’s 11/8/05, lot 353
Vázquez website (F+B body only, pegbox front, scroll side, bass F-hole, neck heel, back of neck [color]); Sotheby’s 11/8/05, lot 353 (front 3/4)
Sotheby’s 2005/11/08, lot 356
Catalogue: “Pegbox with stamped decoration surmounted by an open scroll with floral carving in the volutes.” Report: pegs are modern, also bridge (stamped J. Robelus Gent) and endbutton; tailpiece 19th century, fingerboard not old. Has had frets in the past, but none shown in photo. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Vazquez website: dendrochronology gives date of 1727 for youngest growth ring on table.